By: Tunchai Redvers

 

 

i

walk on the land

the earth my ancestors cultivated

with their spirit

their stories interwoven into

the threads of root and grass

that whisper beneath my toes

 

i

listen

and hear their laughter

hardened by resilience

but softened by the hope

that their generations of children

will walk

as I walk

and breathe strength

an unburdened will

to continue to speak the stories

that tickle my feet

 

Tunchai Redvers

Tunchai Redvers

Tunchai Redvers is a Dene and Métis queer/two-spirit social justice warrior, poet and wanderer, originally from Treaty 8 in Northwest Territories. She currently lives in southern Ontario where she is working towards a Master of Social Work, while running We Matter, a national nonprofit organization committed to Indigenous youth empowerment, hope and life promotion.